Wickenburg, AZ


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Wickenburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 6,760 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wickenburg is the 63rd largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some towns, Wickenburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wickenburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wickenburg is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wickenburg who work in office and administrative support (17.28%), maintenance occupations (12.54%), and sales jobs (9.32%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.14% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wickenburg has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wickenburg has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wickenburg than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wickenburg may be for you.

Wickenburg is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Wickenburg are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.49% of adults in Wickenburg having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wickenburg in 2010 was $24,918, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,672 for a family of four. However, Wickenburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wickenburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wickenburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wickenburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Wickenburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wickenburg include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wickenburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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